Donate from the UK


table-of-costs-ukWe welcome donations from individuals, groups, trusts and corporations to support the work of CRS, both its regular programmes as well as specific initiatives. Different ways to give are detailed below. 90 pence in every pound is transferred directly to CRS in India.

Tax relief: We benefit from the Gift Aid scheme which enables us to reclaim the tax on donations by UK taxpayers amounting to a 25 pence rebate for every pound given.

Regular giving – Regular monthly donations are invaluable as they ensure a consistent flow of funding to CRS in Kolkata and also enable the management team there to budget and plan ahead. It’s simple housekeeping, as you may appreciate. The majority of regular donations go into the general fund for use across the three main programme areas of education, health care and women’s empowerment.

  • You can request a standing order instruction and gift aid form by emailing Clive (clivebrown21 [at] virginmedia [dot] com).

One off donation – Single donations of whatever size, large or small, make a very real difference to the work of CRS. One off donations go into the general fund to be used across the main programme areas of education, health and women’s empowerment unless you make a specific request.

  • To donate online use the secure Friends of CRS account page on the Virgin Money Giving website.
  • To donate by post please send cheques or postal orders made payable to ‘Friends of Calcutta Cathedral Relief Service’. Email and we will send you the postal address you should use (there are no postal addresses on this website for security reasons). Please do not send cash by post. Remember to include a Gift Aid form if you are a UK taxpayer.

Giving in memory or leaving a legacy Many people remember a charity in their will; others use the estate of a loved one to make a charitable donation. A gift of any size will have a lasting impact on the lives of needy people.

Volunteering  We welcome volunteers who can give some of their time to help the Friends of CRS, particularly with fundraising and outreach. Find out about the latest volunteering opportunities.